Vienna is an excellent place to live for many reasons: The city is world famous for its spectacular buildings, such as Schönbrunn Palace, the Beleverdere or the Hofburg. Vienna also scores highly with its superb musical and cultural scene in concert halls, museums and on the stage - from the Goldene Musikvereinssaal to the famous art history museum and state opera. Vienna also has a well-developed culinary culture which has established itself over centuries in the coffee houses and wine taverns. Last but not least, more than half of the city is made up of restorative natural areas: various parks and gardens, the Vienna Woods and the Donau Auen.
Quality of Living
The international Mercer study “Quality of Living” has also officially confirmed that life is good in Vienna. The comparison study carried out by the personnel company Mercer annually to assess quality of life was once again passed by Vienna in 2015 with flying colors. Vienna tops once more the quality of living ranking.
The reasons are clear: In addition to the cultural and leisure options, the city also has one of the most effective infrastructures, in addition to a high level of safety and political stability, and is not least known for its excellent health and educational facilities.
With the Expat Center of the Vienna Business Agency, the city offers an excellent service for international members of staff in top positions: An expert team advises the international specialists (“expats") providing individual and tailor-made advice on all requirements of everyday life in organized workshops, events and activities and helps with the first steps towards their new home in Vienna.
It was set up as a service center for international key professionals, which Vienna urgently needs, including managers, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists and diplomats.
A further point of contact - particularly for researchers, lecturers and students - is the OeAD, the Austrian exchange service. Many tips regarding funding and scholarships, legal matters regarding visits to Austria and much more are available here.